"Portal Iraq," Baghdad - called the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, on Thursday, all of the blood on their hands of Iraq under the title of the resistance "does not intentionally or hatred or terrorism," to repent and return to the embrace of religion, asserting that "noble resistance" I decided after its victory the military defeat ideas of the occupier and his allegations.
Sadr said while attending the festival, "the victory of the Resistance and Liberation", which was held this morning in Baghdad's Sadr City on the occasion of the American withdrawal end of last year 2011, "I call on all of the blood on their hands of Iraq under the title of resistance does not intentionally or hatred or terrorism to repent and return to the embrace of religion." , urging them to "Declaration of Repentance of all this to be the conclusion of each abuse and assault to justice takes its course."
He said al-Sadr that the "noble resistance did not stand silent about what I did the armies of occupation of insecurity and wreaked mischief in the land, I decided after the victory overwhelming military and the withdrawal of troops unjust partially outwardly from Iraq that it will disappoint and Tdhr ideas of the occupier and his claims," inviting them to "unify Iraq and disappointed hope occupant who was counting on to be the cause of his withdrawal sectarian wars. "
He pointed out the chest that "our motto was and still Brotherhood Sunni and Shia of this country" Menbaah "and not Sunnis and Shiites, but also we will be one hand with the Christians of Iraq and its sects and religions of all," and urged that "the next stage despite the seriousness of a new page for all and forget what it was Some affiliated with us. "
He said al-Sadr said, "Although we will remain ready to defend the religion and doctrine and the nation but that does not only mean that we will be in the next stage within the scope of jihad psychological, practical and intellectual, cultural and physical in order to protect and build our country and our religion and ourselves."
Participated in the festival a number of ministers, MPs and clerics, as well as representatives of a number of Arab countries that have seen movements of protest against regulations (Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Bahrain), according to the organizers of the festival.
As part of thousands of supporters of Sadr's movement in the ceremony, which was postponed to February, the current after the coincidence of the withdrawal with the memory of Ashura away Shiites during which festivities all, and marched in military formations is armed in the streets waving the Iraqi flag amid tight security measures taken by the army and the police.
Iraq has seen after 2003, the emergence and proliferation of factions and armed groups called by some factions of the Iraqi resistance, while described by other terrorist groups, but some of these factions, religious overtone and clear, but some of the other orientations of nationalism, some of them with a direction of an international or regional.
The United States of America, on Wednesday (February 8, 2012) for a plan to reduce the number of employees at its embassy in Baghdad, while confirming the presence of 16 thousand between now and retired diplomats.
The United States officially ended its presence in Iraq in December of 2011, under the agreement signed between the two countries in 2008, nine years after the invasion of its military forces in 2003, and the overthrow of President Saddam Hussein, a decision of the former U.S. President George W. Bush.
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